it's not about satisfaction, it's about the nature of the explanationsLike us, they had explanations which seemed satisfactory to them
it's more complex than that, but in a waythere was no science  so there was more mystery to life?
definitely. as said somewhere else, for example 14,000 in the UK and 118,000 in the US died due to Asian flu in 1957-8, and I'd never heard of that outbreak til my mum told me about it the other day. Human beings' most valuable asset and most fatal flaw is that they can adjust to the very worst things happening, and go on.I don't agree with this at all
human society has coped with global-level catastrophes that killed a significantly higher % of population than this is likely too
the large majority of people in 1st-world countries haven't dealt with a catastrophe of this level in their lifetime
they will adjust
well, Asia - and specifically East Asia - had a huge head start because governments there, unlike the West, were super freaked out (rightly so) by SARSsymbolically underlines the shift in global power that the West is in denial about
just tbc as I'm specifically and only referring to the Chinese govt's attempt to initially play down/cover up the extent of the pandemicour level of mistrust of was not nearly high enough